Sde David

Sde David
שְׂדֵה דָּוִד
سدي داوود
Etymology: David's Field
Sde David is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Sde David
Sde David
Coordinates: 31°34′37″N 34°41′2″E / 31.57694°N 34.68389°E / 31.57694; 34.68389
AffiliationHaOved HaTzioni
Founded byMoroccan immigrants

Sde David (Hebrew: שְׂדֵה דָּוִד, lit. David's Field) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located in Hevel Lakhish, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lakhish Regional Council. In 2021 it had a population of 632.[1]


The moshav was founded in 1955 by Jewish immigrants from the Moroccan youth movement HaNoar HaTzioni, as part of the effort to settle the region. It was named after Zalman David Levontin, a Russian banker, pioneer of Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel and the founder and director of the Anglo-Palestine Bank (which later became Bank Leumi).[citation needed]

Sde David was founded in 1955 on land belonging to the depopulated Palestinian village of Burayr.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Regional Statistics". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 22 February 2023.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 92. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.

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